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The Block Collects: Lovis Corinth

Lovis Corinth self-portrait
April 12-June 18, 2017
Lovis Corinth, Self-Portrait while Etching (Selbstbildnis radierend) [detail], from the series The Tiergarten (Der Tiergarten), 1920–21, Drypoint, Collection of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1999.21.12, Gift of James and Pamela Elesh
This grouping of late self-portraits by Lovis Corinth (German, 1858‒1925) from the Block Museum collection shows an artist intensely examining or perhaps even resisting his own mortality. Corinth was among the best-known artists working in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Germany and an influential member of the Berlin Secession, a group of artists formed to challenge the official artists’ association. This collection focus is curated by Curatorial Assistant Linnea Hodge (WCAS, Art History 2017)